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Section 1:  Transgender Perspectives In (and On) Radical Political Economy

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Chapter 1: Normalized Transgressions: Legitimizing the Transsexual Body as Productive - Dan Irving

Further Reading

Irving, D. (2009). The Self-Made Trans Man as Risky Business: A Critical Examination of Gaining Recognition for Trans Rights Through Economic Discourse. Temple Law Review, 18(2), 375–395.

——. (2012). Elusive Subjects: Critical Political Economy as Framework for Trans Studies. In A. Enke (Ed.), Gender/Trans/Gender: Transfeminist Perspectives Within and Beyond Gender Studies. Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

Chapter 2: Retelling Racialized Violence, Remaking White Innocence: The Politics of Interlocking Oppressions in Transgender Day of Remembrance - Sarah Lamble

Further Reading

Crenshaw, K. (1991). Mapping the Margins: Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence against Women of Color. Stanford Law Review, 43, 1241–1299.

Mason, G. (2002). The Spectacle of Violence: Homophobia, Gender and Knowledge. New York: Routledge.

Razack, S. & Fellows, M. L. (1998). The Race to Innocence: Confronting Hierarchical Relations Among Women. The Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, 1, 335–352.

Smith, A. (2007). Unmasking the State: Racial/Gender Terror and Hate Crimes. Australian Feminist Law Journal, 26, 47–57.

Spade, D. & Willse, C. (2000). Confronting the Limits of Gay Hate Crimes Activism: A Radical Critique. Chicano-Latino Law Review, 21, 38–52.


Remembering Our Dead
Original Transgender Day of Remembrance website from the United States.

International Transgender Day of Remembrance
Current websites with information about TDOR events.

Transgender Europe – Trans Murder Monitoring Project
A research project that monitors, collects, and analyzes reports of homicides of trans people worldwide.

Community Accountability Blog
A website which provides resources for responding to and transforming violence.


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Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance image, GLAAD.
Illustration for INCITE! poster against police violence towards women and trans people of color. Artist: Cristy C. Road.
Cover of Support zine, issue #1 (2006?). Artist: Cristy C. Road.
This paper & acrylic collage is part of Alana Boltwood’s Intersectionality series. These artworks explore overt and subtle forms of privilege and oppression, through mathematical concepts of intersection. Venn diagrams of intersecting sets are suggested by the stripes of text, taken from the Tables of Contents of two works: a mathematical set theory textbook alternating with a law-journal article about intersectionality. The multi-coloured background is “skin tissue” alluding to the rainbow of diversity. Each dot in the background symbolizes a person, who may be a member of zero, one or more sets. The pointy ovals block our view of the people in society’s “intersections”. The artist, Alana Boltwood, lives in Toronto, Canada. She is an activist for gender liberation, among other issues. You can see more of her artwork at http://meta-geometer.com. A limited-edition print of Intersection of Contents will be available in 2014. Intersection of Contents by Alana Boltwood, © Metimea Inc., 2010

Chapter 3: Artful Concealment and Strategic Visibility: Transgender Bodies and U.S. State Surveillance After 9/11 - Toby Beauchamp

Further Reading

Lyon, D. (2009). Identifying Citizens: ID Cards as Surveillance. Cambridge: Polity Press.

Puar, J. & Rai, A. S. (2002). Monster, Terrorist, Fag: The War on Terror and the Production of Docile Patriots. Social Text, 20(3), 117–148.

Spade, D. (2011). Normal Life: Administrative Violence, Critical Trans Politics, and the Limits of Law. Cambridge: South End Press.

Volpp, L. (2002). The Citizen and the Terrorist. UCLA Law Review, 49, 1575–1599.


Press release from the Transgender Law Center and National Center for Transgender Equality, describing the ways the Real ID Act could affect transgender people.

Document from the Sylvia Rivera Law Project outlining the impact of War on Terror policies and practices for queer and trans communities.

2012 news article on the multiple ways transgender and gender-nonconforming people might be targeted in post-9/11 security policies.

Chapter 4: Tracing This Body: Transsexuality, Pharmaceuticals & Capitalism - Michelle O’Brien

Further Reading

Biehl, J. (2009). Will To Live: AIDS Therapies and the Politics of Survival. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

Khan L. (2011). Transgender Health at the Crossroads: Legal Norms, Insurance Markets, and the Threat of Healthcare Reform. Yale J Health Policy Law Ethics, 11(2), 375–418.

McLean, K. (2011). The Biopolitics of Needle Exchange in the United States. Critical Public Health, 21(1), 71–79.

Rhodes, S., Fernández, F., Leichliter, J., Vissman, A., Duck, S., O'Brien, M., Miller, C. et al. (2011). Medications for Sexual Health Available from Non-Medical Sources: A Need for Increased Access to Healthcare and Education Among Immigrant Latinos in the Rural Southeastern USA. Journal Of Immigrant & Minority Health, 13(6), 1183–1186.

Stoller, N. (1997). Lessons From the Damned: Queers, Whores, and Junkies Respond to AIDS. New York: Routledge.

Chapter 5: Transsexual Necropolitics - Jin Haritaworn and C. Riley Snorton

Further Reading

Edelman, E. A. (2011). “This Area Has Been Declared a Prostitution Free Zone”: Discursive Formations of Space, the State, and Trans “Sex Worker” Bodies. Journal of Homosexuality, 58(6/7), 848–864.

Grewal, I. (2003). Transnational America: Race, Gender, and Citizenship after 9/11. Social Identities, 9(4), 535–561.

Spade, D. & Bassichis, M. (2012). Racialised-Gendered Detention and a Politics Beyond Recognition. In J. Haritaworn, A. Kuntsman, & S. Posocco (Eds.), Queer Necropolitics. New York: Routledge.

Stryker, S. & Pugliese, J. (2009). The Somatechnics of Race and Whiteness. Social Semiotics, 19(1), 1–8.